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How much do you really need, the nutrients that help absorption and which foods are calcium- and D-rich?

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Foods you have on hand can help you cleanse gently

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Pears: Your Sweetest Secret Weapon

Got some turning soft in your fruit basket? You'll never ignore them again once you learn how pears keep you at peak perfection

The trick to keeping pounds off? Eat more pears. This high-fiber superfruit can help control your…


New Nutrition Labels: The Clean Plates Primer

These packaged-food icons are getting their first refresh in decades—here’s what you need to know

Food labels haven’t changed in more than two decades but the new version, debuting in 2018…


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Oil Up

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Is Canola Oil Healthy?

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Dear Clean Plates: Are Granola Bars to Blame for My Bloat?

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Dear Clean Plates: What is Brominated Vegetable Oil?

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Dear Clean Plates: Is the “Color Added” to Farmed Salmon Unsafe?

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Dear Clean Plates: What is Erythritol?

Read our answer here!

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